TM 10-1670-280-23&P 0020 00
Place the reparable item on a repair table, smooth the fabric around the damaged area and
secure the item to the table with pushpins. Do not pin the damaged area.
Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square or rectangle around the
area to be patched and ensure one side of marked square is parallel to warp or filling of the
Cut the damaged area fabric along lines made in step (2) above.
Further cut the fabric diagonally at each corner to allow a ½-inch foldback in the raw edges.
Make a ½-inch foldback on each raw edge.
Pin and baste each foldback to complete prepared hole. Basting will be performed using
procedures in WP 0014 00, SEWING PROCEDURES.
Using similar material as in the original construction, mark and cut a patch 2½-inches wider and
longer than inside measurements of prepared hole.
Center patch material over prepared hole and ensure warp or filling of patch material matches
warp or filling of fabric being patched.
Pin patch material in position.
(10) Make a ½-inch foldunder on each edge of patch material and baste patch to prepared area.
Basting will be performed using procedures in WP 0014 00, SEWING PROCEDURES.
(11) Remove pushpins securing item to the repair table and secure patch by stitching, using the
applicable details in the illustrations on the following pages and the stitching specifics outlined in
Table 2, WP 0014 00.
(12) Make first row of stitching completely around patch.
(13) Turn the canopy over and make a second row of stitching around prepared hole. Stitching will
be performed in accordance with WP 0014 00.
(14) If applicable, restencil informational data or gore number according to procedures in Marking
and Restenciling, WP 0016 00.
b. The parachute mending cloth patch. A second method of applying a basic patch is by use of a 36-
inch wide adhesive nylon parachute mending cloth. Patching limitations as outlined PATCHING
LIMITATIONS detailed above, shall be adhered to. Apply a parachute mending cloth patch as follows
(refer to the illustration on the following page):